I have a bath fan on ceiling and a light on wall above mirror that work off the same switch. I would like to put in a fan/light combo(fan has two lights that will work off separate switches), but also would like to keep existing light on wall. I would like to control them by using the leviton three rocker switch. Is this possible? Can anyone explain how to wire this.
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You simply use the ceiling fan switch to power the fan. U can hook it up in parallel to the other light fixture. The wall switch can power both units but you can always shut off the fan. To run the fan and kill the light you would need a separate circuit for the light with its own switch. Or hot wire the fan as you indicated.
The information is a bit sketchy, and you can add a comment with more information.
1) You have a triple switch with dark screw(s) on one side of device. You know that Hot attaches to dark screw. On opposite side of switch are 3 screws. 1 screw is for wire going to bath fan. 1 screw is for wire going to bath light. 1 screw is for wire going to separate light above mirror. If you do not have a separate wire running to each Load, then you need to add a wire.
2) If I understand correctly, your wall box contains several cables Each cable has a black and white wire. Ground wires are twisted together and connected to green screw, and are not discussed.
3) Cable1 black and white are Hot and Neutral from breaker box. Are you sure? Test each wire in box to bare ground to find hot wire. Test hot wire to each wire to find neutral wire. If power comes from junction box on ceiling, wall box might not have neutral wire. If neutral wire was used to complete circuits for previous switch, then it is used the same for new switch. That's where the information is sketchy.
You have 4 white wires 1 white goes to each load 1 white is neutral Where are the black wires associated with these white wires? Add a comment and say how many cables and where each wire was connected before.
Here's how to start. Connect Hot to dark screw. One at a time, connect each white to screw on other side of switch. Turn on power and flip the switch. If load turns ON, then that wire is correct. If load does not turn ON, then leave switch ON. Test each of the other white wires to bare ground to see if this wire should connect to neutral. Then connect that wire to neutral and test switch again.
The key seems to be that you changed wiring in the ceiling box.
I suggest you make a drawing of the wires before and after. Track the route that the Hot wire takes.
The key question is this: Does Hot wire from breaker box arrive in the ceiling box first? Or does it arrive in wall box first?
I think Hot from breaker arrives in wall box first. And from there Hot wire goes to ceiling box ... and from ceiling box the hot wire goes to other plugs in room. If this is true, you will be one wire short for installing fan control switch.
I always make a drawing of existing wires before starting, so I can put it back the way it was. It sounds like you got a good handle on which wire goes where.
We used to solve the one-wire-short problem by making a simple project bigger. Figure out which direction ceiling joist run. See if you can slide fish line from fan ceiling box over to wall. If that works. Over at the wall, chop small hole in ceiling so you can feed wire up to fish line. Pull wire over to ceiling box. Next, staple other end of wire along ceiling over to location above wall box. Chop another small hole so you can feed wire down to wall box. And then install beautiful crown molding to hide the mess, and paint the room so you need new furniture.
remove white switch one and connect to incoming white ground--all whites should be connected [hooked] together these are grounds-- switch 1 black from fan ,leave switch 2 red from fan ,switch 3 vanity black
Three suggestions (maybe not viable solutions): 1. Consider creating ceiling fan "groups". A group is a set of fans that is controlled by one remote.
Group: All (or some) in all vaulted ceilings.
Group: All hallways
Group: Outdoor celing fans 2.
Power OFF ceiling fans at the wall switch that are not used often. Those can have duplicate codes. 3.
If the remote controls are iR (infrared) rather than RF (Radio frequency), then the ceiling fans that are farthest apart or have more solid walls in between, can have the same codes and not be affected by the "wrong" remote.
Trip the breaker and verify that the fan/light will not operate. If tripping the breaker kills the circuit and flipping the wall switch would not, the switch is probably bypassed. Place the wall switch to "off" with the breaker tripped to the "off" position as well. Gain access to your wiring connections at the fan. Look for a single (black) wire that is not connected. This should be your hot return from the wall switch Make your fan/light connections to this wire. (Are you sure that the ground wire that you connected is a ground? If it is, it should be bare copper with no insulation). Your white (neutral) connection to the three white wires should be fine. If you don't find a single wire in the ceiling box, call on an electrician. Regards --WoobieDog--
in your ceiling box should be three wires. a red goes to the three way switches, a black goes to the hot and the white is the neutral. the fan wires are black, blue and white. since you have a remote, connect the [fan] blue & black together with the [line] black. connect all white wires together. the remote will now ramp up your lights from off to full on and the fan remote will let you choose lo med high and off. just tape up the red wire in the box.